Jake Pavelka

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Jake Pavelka
BornJacob Lynn Pavelka
(1978-01-27) January 27, 1978 (age 36)
Dallas, Texas
Other namesJake Landrum
Alma materUniversity of North Texas
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
OccupationPilot, television personality,model, triathlete
Years active1999–2000; 2009–present
ParentsSallie Lanell Mack Pavelka (Mother), James Lynn Pavelka (Father)
RelativesJason Pavelka (brother), Matthew Pavelka (brother), Jessie Pavelka (cousin)
 
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Jake Pavelka
BornJacob Lynn Pavelka
(1978-01-27) January 27, 1978 (age 36)
Dallas, Texas
Other namesJake Landrum
Alma materUniversity of North Texas
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
OccupationPilot, television personality,model, triathlete
Years active1999–2000; 2009–present
ParentsSallie Lanell Mack Pavelka (Mother), James Lynn Pavelka (Father)
RelativesJason Pavelka (brother), Matthew Pavelka (brother), Jessie Pavelka (cousin)

Jacob Lynn "Jake" Pavelka (born January 27, 1978) is an American pilot who appeared on six reality TV programs, most notably The Bachelor.

Early life and career[edit]

Jacob Lynn Pavelka was born in Dallas, Texas to Sallie Lanell (née Mack) and James Lynn Pavelka. He is the youngest of three sons. His brothers, Jason and Matthew, are both married. He has two nephews. Pavelka grew up in Denton, Texas and he started taking flying lessons when he was twelve. He played high school football, and in 2001 he became a certified flight instructor. He attended the University of North Texas and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, Florida for Aerospace engineering. Pavelka became an airline captain and flight instructor at 23. He worked as a pilot for Atlantic Southeast Airlines and, under the name of Jake Landrum, acted in several television commercials and programs produced in the Dallas area.[1] Pavelka is a cousin of fitness model, television presenter, actor and personal trainer Jessie Pavelka. Pavelka participates in triathlons and has been active throughout his life.

Reality television[edit]

Pavelka first appeared as a contestant in 2009, in the fifth season of the ABC reality show The Bachelorette. He was eliminated from the competition, but was brought back by the network to star in the 14th season of its series The Bachelor in 2010. The program’s run ended with Pavelka proposing marriage to contestant Vienna Girardi in the March 2010 finale.[1] The couple split up in June 2010.[2]

Following the end of The Bachelor, Pavelka was named as one of the celebrity contestants for the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars.[3] He and his partner Chelsie Hightower were the fifth to be eliminated, in April 2010. In July 2011, Pavelka was a contestant on the second season of Bachelor Pad.[4] He was also a contestant on VH1's 2011 reality series Famous Food, and appeared on a September 2011 episode of The CW's reality show H8R. In 2014 he will be a contestant on Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off.[5]

Other work[edit]

In June 2010, Pavelka was scheduled to guest-star on an episode of Drop Dead Diva as Toby Devlin, contestant on a fictional reality dating show.[6] On January 14, 2011, Pavelka guest-starred on The Bold and the Beautiful.[7]

From February to March 2012, Pavelka was a celebrity guest host at the Chippendales show in Las Vegas.[8]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1999Walker, Texas RangerYoung Cordell Walker
2000The President's ManYoung Joshua McCord
2009The BacheloretteHimselfSeason 5 contestant
2010The BachelorHimselfStarring role
2010Dancing with the StarsHimselfSeason 10 finalist
2010Drop Dead DivaToby
2010Party Girl Plus OneBryce Wharton Powell III
2011, 2013The Bold and the BeautifulPilot
2012Burning LoveJeffweb series
2014Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-OffHimself

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jake Pavelka Biography". TV Guide Online. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  2. ^ "The Bachelor's Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi Split". TVGuide.com. 
  3. ^ Joyce Eng (March 25, 2010). "Dancing’s Jake Pavelka: I Feel Dumb Every Day in Rehearsal". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2010-03-30. [dead link]
  4. ^ Bierly, Mandi (2011-06-13). "Official 'Bachelor Pad' cast revealed - EXCLUSIVE | Inside TV | EW.com". Insidetv.ew.com. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  5. ^ http://www.foodnetwork.com/rachael-vs-guy-celebrity-cook-off/index.html
  6. ^ "Jake Pavelka to Play a Bachelor on Drop Dead Diva". TVGuide.com. 
  7. ^ "The Bachelor's Jake Pavelka to Guest-Star on The Bold and the Beautiful". TVGuide.com. Retrieved November 19, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Which Hunky Bachelor Star Is Joining Chippendales". E! Online. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 

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Preceded by
Jason Mesnick
The Bachelor
Season 14
Succeeded by
Brad Womack